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Judge declares mistrial in Abaroa murder case

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A judge has declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Raven Abaroa after a jury said it could not reach a unanimous verdict. A judge has declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Raven Abaroa after a jury said it could not reach a unanimous verdict.
DURHAM, N.C. -

A judge has declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Raven Abaroa after a jury said it could not reach a unanimous verdict.

Raven Abaroa is accused of of fatally stabbing his wife, Janet, in 2005.

Janet Abaroa, 25, was stabbed to death inside her home in Durham on April 26, 2005. There were no obvious signs of a break-in, but a laptop computer was missing from the house.

The Abaroas' 6-month-old son, Kaiden, was in the residence at the time of the murder but was uninjured.

In the hours before her death, Janet Abaroa, who was in the early stages of pregnancy, picked up her child at day care and went with her husband to drop her car off for repairs. The Abaroas met with a church member at their home that evening before Raven Abaroa left the house around 8:30 p.m. in a gray Dodge Durango to play in an indoor soccer game in Morrisville.

Raven Abaroa told officers he found his wife when he returned home from the game around 11 p.m. He was arrested in 2010.

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